Feb 14 2022 10am PST
THIS CLASS IS FOR
HDR has become the most important delivery format for all Episodic, Feature, Documentary or Reality TV production content. We are witnessing an exponential rise in requests for colorists skilled to deliver HDR color grades of exceptional quality daily.
This intensive masterclass will prepare you for the job of grading and delivering HDR shows for Netflix, Amazon or any other HDR channel using Davinci Resolve 17.
The course program covers all aspects of HDR technology, its underlying Color Science, Specific Workflow and new Mastering Formats. You will learn everything that makes HDR grading different from standard grading jobs. You will learn how to approach grading sessions, translate looks from SDR to HDR and back to SDR. You will learn how to get the best image quality in the shortest possible time.
You will be working with a variety of professionally shot materials designed to expose you to a spectrum of HDR materials. From night scenes, studio lit and VFX scenes to bright exterior shots. You will also learn how to deal with problem shots like noise, archive footage or overexposed material.
Don’t miss this opportunity to work alongside Master Colorist Dado Valentic, responsible for the very first Netflix HDR show ‘Marco Polo Season 2’ and learn from a true pioneer of Color Managed Workflow, Master Colorist and lecturer attending the world’s leading film schools and a consultant to major and film and tv production companies.
Live Remote Classroom
Live remote classroom lesson that gets recorded in case you can’t attend.
Deep Dives, Software Training, Film Theory Studies at your own pace.
Implementing new techniques following pre-recorded tutorials.
Design and submit four practical assignments.
Discuss, meet and share with fellow colorists from around the world.
Live Assignment Review
Live Questions and Answers and discussions of Student Assignments.
What you will learn
MODULE 1: Preparation for HDR Grading
What is HDR, all the formats and standards
Color Science: Color Gamut, Dynamic Range, EOTF and how it works
Grading Suite technical specification and setup
DaVinci Resolve Preferences and Settings
Media Ingest and Setup for Simultaneous HDR/SDR grading
MODULE 2: Look Development and Control
Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master
Colour Management for HDR – how it works
Creating base grade and the right approach to HDR/SDR translation
Reading ‘NIT’ values and controlling the look and mood of the scene
Correct techniques for dealing with the challenge of Large Color Volume
MODULE 3: Developing an eye for HDR
HDR and Skintones
HDR and night scenes
HDR and bright exterior scenes
HDR and VFX shots
Common issues tips and tricks: Flares, Noise, Out of Gamut, SDR Archive
MODULE 4: Mastering
Mastering for Dolby Vision
Mastering for HDR10/HDR10+
Netflix IMF master creation and QC
WELCOME LIVE STREAM
The class begins with a live stream, meet and greet session. Learn how to best setup for Feature Film Grading and overview of content and assignments
Self-paced study of Modules 1 and 2. Working on practical assignments for each module.
Self-paced study of Modules 3 and 4. Working on practical assignments for each module.
LIVE STREAM ASSIGNMENT REVIEW
Get feedback on your assignments and get your questions answered in this live stream classroom.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
This Masterclass is recommended for professional colorists and boutique grading facility owners working on commercials and digital content producers with the desire to elevate their skills to another level.
What you will learn
Meet your instructor
Dado Valentic has contributed to looks for major film and TV productions like Game of Thrones, Exodus, Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, Crazy Rich Asians, Mr. Nice, Assassin and many more. His method of look design has been implemented in the plugin and stand-alone application ‘Look Designer’ responsible for the look creation of an estimated 50.000 TV shows, feature films and major commercials.
When he is not designing looks, he trains and consults Google, YouTube, Dolby, WB Studios, Univision, Comedy Central, HBO, CBS, Adobe, Activision, NBC Universal, Electronic Arts and Disney.
Dado not only works in the industry but also maintains a vast training program and online community. His training program was developed at the British Film Institute’s initiative and is now adopted by SMPTE and is considered the reference on the topics covered. He has been invited to be a guest lecturer at major Film Educational Institutions such as the UCLA, Art Center College, London International Film School, NY Film Academy, UPGrade Berlin, International Colorist Academy, Moscow International Film School, Dutch Nation Film and Television School, Australian National Film School, SAE Oxford, Glasgow University, REDucation and many more.
One Week Masterclass
February 14, 2022 10am PST
I am not able to attend live stream classrooms, can watch it later?
If you are not able to attend live sessions, you are going to be able to watch recording later. A few hours after the live session has finished, we will upload recording that you can watch anytime it suits you.
How long will I have access to class materials?
This class is going to be available for the lifetime it will not expire. You will be able to login into your account, click on seminar title and rewatch it any time you like.
Do I need to be a member to attend?
You don't need any specific membership. The moment you enrol into this seminar you will automatically become a member of our professional colorist community.
Will I be able to ask questions if something is not clear?
Yes, this is a fully interactive masterclass and you will be able to ask questions and get answers via chat or by unmuting your microphone when prompted by seminar coordinator.
How can I interact with other attendees or ask questions at later stage?
After you join, you will receive a pdf with instructions on how to join our Discord community, where you will be able to communicate with other members.